Trafford Design Code

Sovereign Square Park, Leeds

by Re:Form Landscape Architecture

Sovereign Square is the first public realm project in the centre of Leeds for a generation, and is an integral part of a wider masterplan vision from Leeds City Council to regenerate the South Bank Area. Ultimately connecting the city centre to the future park centre.


The square is animated by tree planting, lighting and two water features. A rill marks the line of the historic goit, which once powered the mills that were abundant in this part of the city centre. It now provides a navigational aid and a source for play, connecting the water plaza, rain gardens and central square.



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